Charlene M. Johnson, 61, Reading: May 14, 1953 – Dec. 5, 2014 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Charlene M. Johnson, 61, Reading: May 14, 1953 – Dec. 5, 2014

Charlene M. Johnson, 61, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at her home in Reading.

She was born May 14, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Albert Sr. and Dorothy Wamser Bowers. Charlene was raised in the Kansas City area.

She went on to graduate from Basic High School, Henderson, Nev., where she lived and raised her family. She worked at the Flamingo Hilton, in Las Vegas, Nev., as a shift supervisor of cashiers. She retired with over 30 years of service in 2007. After her retirement she moved to Reading.

She will be forever loved by her daughter, Diane McKee, of Ivins, Utah; a brother John Bowers, Reading; a sister Alberta Southworth, of Texas; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Allen Southworth Jr.; two brothers, Albert Bowers Jr. and Dan Bowers.

Cremation is planned with memorial services being held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at the Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, in Lebo. Inurnment will follow services at Reading Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at

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